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Kaitaia and Far North Travel Planning
Facts about Kaitaia and Far North with location information
Kaitaia, the largest town in Northland, is situated in the Far North of New Zealand and enjoys a tropical climate. It is a 4 to 5 hour drive from Auckland via the Twin Coast Discovery Highway travelling either the east or west coast of Northland. A busy farming town, Kaitaia has it's own vineyards and orchards. Like most rural towns it has its very own annual Agricultural and Pastoral Show (A & P Show), which is over one hundred years old and one of the oldest in New Zealand.The surrounding areas are home to many skilled craftspeople working in wood, pottery, paint, glass, ceramics, flax, bone and pounamu (greenstone). Do plan to visit the historic Cape Reinga lighthouse which marks the extreme north-western point of New Zealand.